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Where Are They Now

In between the minivan’s decline and the SUV’s surge, one of the century’s most beloved — and despised—cars experienced a brief moment of fame

A black and white photo of a PT Cruiser photoshopped onto a thought bubble.
A black and white photo of a PT Cruiser photoshopped onto a thought bubble.
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Getty Images


Object of the Week

Bucatini is so 2020

Enlarged view of a new type of pasta called “cascatelli.” The pasta has a U-shape with a ribbed outer edge.
Enlarged view of a new type of pasta called “cascatelli.” The pasta has a U-shape with a ribbed outer edge.
Photo illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Scott Gordon Bleicher/Dan Pashman


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At a time when women have been hit hardest by the recession, brands are making International Women’s Day about themselves

A Hershey’s chocolate bar with packaging designed specifically for International Women’s Day, with the letters “SHE” highlighted. Above the Hershey’s logo, there is the addition of the word “Celebrate,” so that in its whole it reads: “CELEBRATE HerSHEy’s.”
A Hershey’s chocolate bar with packaging designed specifically for International Women’s Day, with the letters “SHE” highlighted. Above the Hershey’s logo, there is the addition of the word “Celebrate,” so that in its whole it reads: “CELEBRATE HerSHEy’s.”
Photo illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: PRNewsWire: The Hershey Company


Online marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon, and Zazzle have allowed hatred and misinformation to be marketed to the masses

Photo: Italic/Unsplash


Object of the Week

”My Home Office” for kids lands somewhere between dark satire and a meme

The text “Object of the Week” above  the Fisher-Price My Home Office play set with a fake laptop, headset, latte cup, pretend phone, and “4 fabric ‘apps.’”
The text “Object of the Week” above  the Fisher-Price My Home Office play set with a fake laptop, headset, latte cup, pretend phone, and “4 fabric ‘apps.’”
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Fisher-Price


Object of the Week

The new fleet of electric vehicles paints a brighter future where the post office actually still exists

The new US Postal Service truck
The new US Postal Service truck
Photo illustration, source: USPS


Object of the Week

How a shortage of the most boring cereal turned it into a pandemic sensation

A Grape-Nuts cereal box photoshopped onto a purple background with the text “Object of the Week” and a square frame surrounding the cereal box.
A Grape-Nuts cereal box photoshopped onto a purple background with the text “Object of the Week” and a square frame surrounding the cereal box.


Object of the Week

The story of a hippie sandal, a six-figure handbag, private equity, and a very mischievous art collective

A Birkinstock sandal, with the straps made of recycled Birkin bags, below the text “Object of the Week”.
A Birkinstock sandal, with the straps made of recycled Birkin bags, below the text “Object of the Week”.
Credit: MSCHF


Object of the Week

The meme investor mob came after a physical commodity, and it didn’t go well

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